Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Otters in the Rio Sella

For some weeks now we have been trying to catch sight of the otters that live in the Rio Sella. Following several unsuccessful attempts last year, we have joined John and Be (they live close by and see them regularly) on an early morning jaunt to try and spot them. Sure enough after a freezing start, and quick to clear fog, John tracked him down to one of his favourite eating stops. He was around for a good 10 minutes or so eating the remnants of a Lamprey, then took off up river, diving and surfacing until he disappeared out of sight.

This was the male we managed to photograph on the far bank as he ate and made haste. John and Be (the otter spotter) have also seen a female this year with two pups.

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